Editors' Picks: Our Favorite Things From the Week of August 5

by IMDb-Editors | last updated - 9 hours ago

IMDb Editors highlight their favorite things from the week.

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Ruby Rose

Batwoman of the Week

TV viewers are getting a new Batwoman, and she's going to be played by IMDb fan favorite Ruby Rose. According to reports, The Meg star Rose will debut as street-fighting Kate Kane as part of the CW's annual Arrowverse crossover event in December, in addition to starring in a pilot for a standalone Batwoman series. Reintroduced to the DC comic universe in 2006, Kate Kane is the first lesbian superhero title DC character. This means, if the pilot goes to series, Batwoman will become the first gay lead character of a live-action superhero series. And Rose, who has long been a media trailblazer in the LGBTQ community, will break new ground again, this time on broadcast TV.

Watch our interview with the cast of The Meg

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Amanda Fuller

Trending Badison of the Week

New character Madison "Badison" Murphy is causing a commotion in Season 6 of Netflix's "Orange Is the New Black," and she's living up to her nickname. The talented actress behind this season's big Boston baddie with a shamrock neck tattoo is Amanda Fuller, whose scene-stealing performance has caused IMDb fans to pause and take notice. In fact, it took just one week, after the prison series' Season 6 debut, for Fuller to leap to No. 3 on IMDb's STARmeter, which is the highest charting of her career and her best showing since 2014, when she peaked at No. 81. While her character Badison is new to the scene at Litchfield Penitentiary, Fuller isn't new to TV viewers at all, having appeared in a slew of familiar series over the years. She's probably best known for her work on "Last Man Standing," and she's set to return as Kristin Baxter for the show's seventh season when it makes its return at the end of September.

Check out this month's TV premiere

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Margot Robbie in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)

First Look of the Week

We've already had our first look at Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, the new movie from Quentin Tarantino. But now we have our first look at IMDb fan favorite Margot Robbie as the late actress Sharon Tate, who met a tragic end in the Charles Manson killings. The movie will follow a faded TV actor (DiCaprio) and his stunt double (Pitt), who attempt to make a name for themselves in the film industry at the time of the Manson murders in 1969 Los Angeles. The movie is set for release on July 26, 2019.

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Ben Schwartz

Video-Game Adaptation of the Week

Movies based on video games have struggled to find success, from the ill-fated Super Mario Bros. to the more recent Tomb Raider. But an upcoming adaptation of classic button-basher "Sonic the Hedgehog" is looking increasingly intriguing. First, Jim Carrey was cast as the villainous Dr. Robotnik, which will be a live-action performance, according to the actor. Now, Ben Schwartz has been cast as the voice of the blue hedgehog with the need for speed. Schwartz is recognizable for his role as the ridiculous Jean-Ralphio in "Parks and Recreation." But what you might not know is that he worked on the "voice" for rolling droid BB-8 Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We'll have to wait until Nov. 15, 2019, to find out if Sonic the Hedgehog can beat the video-game adaptation curse.

Check out our gallery of video game movies

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Robin Wright in House of Cards (2013)

Statement Poster of the Week

Everything about the poster for the final season of "House of Cards" is on point, from the new President's claw-like grip on the throne to her power suit: Claire Underwood has always had headline-making wardrobe, and now we're seeing some nods to Lieutenant Joshi, Robin Wright's Blade Runner 2049 character. We're expecting a surge in viewership as curious citizens tune in to see how this new administration functions ... and how the series jettisons Kevin Spacey.

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Shakira

Motivating Photo of the Week

This photo of Shakira makes us want to perform music again, seriously tone our arms, and finally grow out our hair. It's also the best photo of a woman playing drums since this shot of Sheila E. from Sign 'o' the Times.

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Prince

Soundtrack News of the Week

Spike Lee announced this week an unreleased Prince song will be featured in the closing moments of his latest film, BlacKkKlansman. Prince recorded the spiritual "Mary Don't You Weep" on cassette in the 1980s. The vocals-and-piano track is low-fi and intimate, and we're expecting it to pack an emotional punch: Lee said the song will play during the end credits over footage from the 2017 white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va.

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Hype! (1996)

Relevant Rewatch of the Week

Seattle-based record label Sub Pop is turning 30 years old — 6,143 in music-industry years — and celebrating with a weekend of performances from longtime Sub Pop bands such as Mudhoney and The Fastbacks, as well as from comedians such as Kristen Schaal. In addition to spurring us to finish reading "Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge," the event got us hunting down the rockumentary Hype!, a 1996 Sundance Film Festival entry that chronicles the rise and fall of grunge music, Nirvana, and that time Seattle was known more for amps than for apps. Hype! is available to stream on Prime Video.

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